Hitachi, is field testing a portable breathalyzer that uses facial recognition. Field testing, means cops will be given free portable breathalyzers to use on our streets and highways.
Portable breathalyzers have a checkered history and are notoriously inaccurate. Not long ago, the FTC called a million dollar portable breathalyzer ‘dangerous and deceptive’.
Don’t think for a second, that ‘the boys in blue‘ will be deterred from using Hitachi’s new breathalyzer to arrest motorists. Not when there is so much money to be made. (Click here & here to see how police make money on DUI’s.)
“Hitachi is also considering working with automakers to develop a system that would prevent cars from starting when it detects an alcohol level exceeding the legal limit.” According to an article in the Daily Mail, Hitachi’s in car breathalyzer will display your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) on your car’s display panel.
Which means your car is constantly taking samples of your breath.
I wonder if police and automakers will issue new car warnings like this…
‘You have the right not to drive, if you give up that right, your driving history and BAC can and will be used against you’.
A recent court case, shows how far our government will go to keep people from finding out how inaccurate BAC’s are.
“On cross-examination, Wetstein [the BAC guy for the DA] acknowledged that he did not know what the defendant had eaten that night, how long she had been drinking, or what type of alcohol she consumed. Wetstein admitted that he did not attempt to determine when the defendant had entered the elimination phase, but rather assumed that she was in the elimination phase at 9:10 p.m. Wetstein explained that if a person had not consumed any alcohol since 7:30 p.m., he would be “quite confident” that the person was in the elimination phase by 9:10 p.m.”
“The appellate court reversed, finding that the expert’s opinion was improperly admitted. “A retrograde extrapolation calculation based on a single breath test, and when many of the factors necessary to determine whether the defendant was in the elimination phase are unknown, is insufficient to provide a reliable calculation and invites the jury to determine guilt on an improper basis. Based on the specific circumstances presented in this case, we believe that the prejudicial effect of the retrograde extrapolation calculation substantially outweighed its probative value and that the trial court abused its discretion in admitting it.” People v. Floyd, 2014 IL App (2d) 120507, 1-2, 11 N.E.3d 335, 336 (Click here, here & here to read about expert witnesses telling the courts, BAC’s are inaccurate.)
It couldn’t be any clearer, the Feds don’t want the public to know that BAC’s are inaccurate.
Not to worry, because in the not too distant future, we’ll all be driving government controlled autonomous vehicles that won’t allow you to speed or drink alcohol.
Technology is developing at such a rate that autonomous vehicles could be available by 2032, meaning “babies born today may never have to take a driving test” Axa UK chief executive Amanda Blanc said.
Police to arrest motorists who’ve had one drink
Beginning January 1, 2018, Utah will lower their drunk driving BAC to 0.05.
I warned everyone a few months ago, that lowering the BAC to 0.05 means that a 150-pound man could get a DUI after two beers and a 120-pound woman could get one after a single drink.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been encouraging states for several years to drop their BAC levels to 0.05.
With so much money to be made, states across the country will jump on the new 0.05 BAC minimum.
There is a war on American’s freedom to drive and we’re losing!